Lake County, Illinois, CVB - Official Travel Site - Dunn Museum


Dunn Museum

1899 W. Winchester Road Libertyville, IL 60048

Phone: 847.968.3400

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The nationally accredited Dunn Museum holds a treasure trove of history about Lake County, Illinois. Visitors are invited to take a chronological walk from prehistoric times to the present through interactive exhibitions, authentic artifacts, reproductions, and audiovisual displays. Each gallery includes a touch screen that directs visitors to different forest preserves to see firsthand where the history took place. The Museum also features temporary special exhibitions.

The Museum is named for Bess Bower Dunn (1877–1959), Lake County’s first official historian. Bess traveled throughout the county photographing historic sites and meeting with residents to record their stories. She personally acquired many of the artifacts and documents that are now part of the Dunn Museum’s priceless collections

Gallery Hours

Tuesday: 10 am–4:30 pm
Thursday: 10 am–4:30 pm
Saturday: 10 am–4:30 pm
Sunday: 12–4:30 pm

On the first and third Thursdays of every month, enjoy FREE programs and admission from 5–8 pm. Sponsored by USG. View Programs»

Special Hours

November 11: Veterans Day 10 am–4:30 pm
November 24 & 25: Thanksgiving Closed
December 23–26: Christmas Closed
December 27–31: Winter Break 10 am–4:30 pm
January 1: New Year's Day Closed
January 16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day 10 am–4:30 pm
February 13: Lincoln’s Birthday Closed
February 20: Washington's Birthday 10 am–4:30 pm

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